Custom Home Builders FAQs
- Q: I am sick and tired of my house, but I don't want to leave my community. Should I tear it down or renovate?
This is an important question, and, if you are asking it, it can show that you are overwhelmed by the limitations, or that you have a misunderstanding of the potential within your own home. It is necessary to get an experienced opinion to help determine whether it is necessary to put in such work to start from scratch. Without exception, an experienced interior designer from 'Design+Build" company will show you possibilities which you had never even imagined. Such a pristine renovation will rejuvenate your commitment to your neighbourhood, as well as add value to your property. However, we might suggest building new if your lofty ideals for a new home don't suit the aesthetic or culture of your neighborhood-- if you are willing to invest in building, there will be plenty of communities enthused to have you move in and build new. In this situation, opening dialogues with one of our Experienced Contractors & your realtor would a positive actions to take. Property prices are rising by the second and there has never been a better time to renovate your home. Avoid the costs that come with paying for realtors and lawyers, and build something that you can be proud of, a home that will last for a long time, increase in value, and be everything that you have ever wanted for home.
- Q: How much responsibility do I hold during the construction process?
Though we make a massive contribution, your partnership is required in many ways. This means that, though we will certainly offer assistance, it is not uncommon that organizing basic amenities such as electricity, hydro, and cable will fall onto your shoulders. We will, however, walk you through the process of securing a building permit.
- Q: How long does the construction phase last when building a custom home?
This is completely dependent on the specifics of your project. The range of time of completion between our vast array of projects is very wide, but in most circumstances we can assure that it will be completed with one year.
- Q: What is the square foot cost of building a custom home?
This is dependent on multiple factors, since we are custom home builders. The design of your home, the finishes, and the specific structural elements all have an impact on the cost per square foot, but roughly $300 is a decent budget to consider.
- Q: What is covered under my new home warranty?
For a full 7-years your custom home will be protected by our warranty, which covers any damage or malfunctions related to the construction or our impact on the home.
- Q: We are brand new to the world of having a custom home built. What are some things that should be considered?
There are certainly some important ideals to consider when starting your custom home project. These include finding your ideal location, working within a budget that you can afford, and how your potential home suits the way you live. We will transform your dream into a reality by giving you what's best. We will create your ideal space, with a unique atmosphere, based solely on your wants and needs, as well as consideration for the future re-sale value of your house. Deciding to build a custom home means that you are doing away with the pre-planned designs usually offered by contractors, and allows the exciting possibilities that you have imagined to come to fruition. Custom homes are perfect for those who want to live a unique, bold life. One main difference between custom homes and pre-planned designs is that the time it takes to develop the plan. This is where you will distinguish the difference between your wants and your needs, and consider the feasibility of your vision. Financial considerations play a large role in this part of the process, as well as communication with potential builders. A healthy line of communication between you and your builder is essential to optimizing your results. You will want to find a builder who is communicative, collaborative, and cooperative. Check references, talk to previous customers, and try to get to know your builder on a personal level before making your choice. Though it is wise to prepare to work through unexpected challenges during construction, we will make sure solve your issues efficiently and professionally, helping to keep you informed by explaining everything to you on a step by step basis. Insist on an organized schedule for construction, communications, and completion from your builder, but don't fail to consider that things will change; be adaptable. Building a custom home is a commitment as much as an investment.
- Q: How are we different from other home builders?
When we work, we ensure that the professional expertise, rigorous discipline, and the best trends and design concept are all united in an impressive harmony. Despite our vast array of projects, this way of working always leads to one common result: that each house appeals to your tastes and reflects your lifestyle. On the inside and the outside, an enjoyable place to spend your time, as well as time with family and friends, is created and cultivated. We offer the best in commercial construction, and have earned a trusted reputation with our customers and clients through our dedication to designing and constructing great homes. We keep a manageable workload on a year-by-year basis so that each home can be given the time it needs to be built to perfection. Our highly trained employees and executives will work with you every step of the way, from your first call until well after you have moved into your completed home. We believe that our work is not done until you are fully satisfied, and our satisfaction depends on getting the job done right.
- Q: Is each home designed from scratch?
It is absolutely essential that every house we build begins by having its own look and design. We value unique visions and thoroughly original completions: we don't copy or scale designs in our projects. It is true that we work closely with other leaders in the field of home design, and research deeply into trends being applied to modern model home building. Freshly designed model homes often carry the types of innovations and ideas that inspire our architecture moving forward, helping us to bring forth extremely bold proposals for the components of a home. We do have a basic model of a standard signature home that we will use to spur brainstorming sessions with our clients. This allows us to to explore possibilities through visual reference, making firm decisions based on the basic elements of what makes a complete house. Occasionally, our models will be sold in this form, but that is not their intention Usually, our prospective customers are impressed by the design, but also see the concept as a blank canvas and are inspired to innovate.
- Q: How important is the location and lot?
Finding the "right" spot may be mostly subjective, but it is also one of the foundation of a satisfactory home building experience. The lots which are conventionally thought to be the best are often expensive or taken. Common considerations include being near work, being in a safe neighbourhood, the size of the lot, exposure to sun, traffic, and of course: price. We will assist you in finding and choosing a lot that is a perfect fit for you and your home. As well as the obvious treasures, our experience allows us to find and utilize the hidden utility and beauty within each lot that we build upon. We constantly look for lots that offer everything that a prospective client will find truly valuable. When we find our way to a great property, it is not uncommon for us to invest in making the purchase for the purpose of pleasing our future clientele-- so don't be afraid to ask what we've got to offer!
- Q: How can we be part of the process so that we know our original vision is being honored?
Each customer that comes our way will be afforded the opportunity to working with our world-class architects to plan and build a custom home. Bring your concept to the table, and we will use our expertise to bring it to life while using durable, environmental friendly, top of the line products, to embolden the design a quintessentially timeless style. We focus on creating a dynamic between the exterior and interior of your house that will stay fresh and aesthetically pleasing. The planning begins with multiple meetings, in your home or at our office, in which we will completely work with and around your schedule. In these meetings, every aspect of the process will be discussed and agreements will be made. Our clients leave the planning process educated on the building process, and ready to make an informed decision as to what course they want to take. The level of detail that we put into our designs is immense, and if you want to fully understand every design feature, we will let you in fully as we plot out each step towards our final destination. As they are made, we will carefully document the clarified decisions that are made on your project.
- Q: How frequent is the communication during the entire process? Can changes be made once plans have been set?
The lines of communication are always clear and open, and we prioritize keeping you in the loop. If you are clear about your availability, we will go out of our way to facilitate frequent communication. We take great pride in our systematic planning and ability to come to firm decisions before construction, but it is true that, on occasion, there is a desired change to the design after construction has already began. If there is any way to accommodate your change of heart, we will do it. Depending on the change, additional costs may be required, but these terms will be agreed upon before any changes are made. Then, you will once again meet with our building specialists to update the documented plan of action. This has not been a major issue in the past, as our collaborative style of production seems to ensure that changes will be thought of and communicated early enough to keep the budget and schedule mostly in line.
- Q: Do you have a philosophy concerning unplanned issues and problems?
Issues do arise in projects of this magnitude. However, our associates have been praised for not allowing most issues to become problems. Our team's collective sense of detail is a point of pride, and we have earned the trust of even the most doubtful of customers through our effective way of managing risk and using communication to put out fires before they are lit. Just when the house seems to be "complete," there is always a final walk-through, and the project is not "over" until you assure us that you are satisfied. We remain available to contact about any problem or concern after your house has been built and you have moved in.
- Q: Do I have a say in changing set plans?
Yes, plans are completely open to fluid change during the process of planning. There is a reason that such a time is allotted to decision making and exploring options prior to construction; working so closely with our design team is intended to allow changes of mind and generally create the foundation for a smooth building process. Once construction has begun, changing plans is addressed on a case by case basis, but we will do our best to facilitate any want or need that arises.